Vocal-cords Sentence Examples
These involuntary spasms of the vocal cords cause the voice to change in quality.
He tipped his hat back, fixing her with a bright blue gaze that stunned her vocal cords.
She wanted to scream at him, but her vocal cords were paralyzed.
At her inquiry, the doctor said the air tube had not caused any physical damage to Alex's vocal cords.
It was like my vocal cords opened for me to breath and closed when I held my breath, but that was it.Advertisement
She might have screamed, but memory of what happened to Alex froze her vocal cords.
The extreme pain and rapid swelling of the vocal cords - with threatened obstruction to the respiration - that characterize acute laryngitis may often be relieved by the sedative action of this drug upon the circulation.
In the diagram there is indicated the situation of the cortical centres for movement of the vocal cords.
Babies know how to cry when they are born, so using the vocal cords is autonomic â€“ part of the autonomic nervous system.
Another extension of the lining spans from the anterior membrane to insert into the cricoid cartilage, forming the vocal cords.Advertisement
Miles ought to be renamed Whispering Death, a tantalizing vision of severed vocal cords and whiplash obscenities.
Future prospects After an operation to remove the larynx, normal speech is no longer possible because the vocal cords have been removed.
The earliest sign may be slight redness and dryness of the laryngeal lining with stringy mucus between the vocal cords.
Not unlike humans, cats use their vocal cords to make sounds.
There are two vocal cords with a slit between them called the glottis.Advertisement
The position of the vocal cords and the size of the glottis determine the nature of the sound.
When a child has croup, that portion of the airway just below the vocal cords narrows and becomes swollen, making breathing both noisy and labored.
Croup affects the vocal cords and the area just below, the voice box, or larynx, and the windpipe, or trachea.
It is composed of cartilage that contains the apparatus for voice production-the vocal cords and the muscles and ligaments that move the cords.
Although it most commonly affects the legs and arms, spasticity can affect any part of the body including the trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords.Advertisement
When stridor is present in a newborn, pediatricians and neonatologists also look for evidence of heart defects or neurological disorders that may cause paralysis of the vocal cords.
Paralysis of the vocal cords can be life threatening.
A cough begins with a deep breath in, at which point the opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx (glottis) shuts, trapping the air in the lungs.
Because the vocal cords are located in the larynx just below the area of the epiglottis, the swollen epiglottis makes the patient's voice sound muffled and strained.
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is a disorder that occurs when the vocal cords move toward each other when a person breathes, narrowing the airway and causing wheezing and difficulty breathing.Advertisement
Normally when an individual breathes in (inhales) or out (exhales) the vocal cords are drawn apart by the muscles of the larynx (voice box) to make a wider opening for air to move into or out of the lungs.
In an individual with vocal cord dysfunction, instead of being drawn apart, the vocal cords move together, narrowing and partially blocking the airway.
This is called adduction of the vocal cords.
Adduction of the vocal cords happens most commonly during inhalation, although it can also happen during exhalation.
This examination allows the doctor to see the vocal cords and watch how and when they move.
Since between attacks the vocal cords appear to move normally, it is necessary to trigger an attack.
The doctor then watches the vocal cords move.
The drug paralyzes the muscle, making it impossible for the vocal cords to move across the airway.